Chicken variation on the classic pork carnitas. Serve in tortillas with whatever toppings you want. Enjoy.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
4 hrs 15 mins
total:
4 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Dissolve chicken bouillon in boiling water.

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  • Heat oil in a saute pan over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until translucent and browned, about 5 minutes. Add jalapenos and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Add green chiles; cook for 3 minutes more.

  • Mix salt, cilantro, Mexican seasoning, cumin, basil, oregano, garlic powder, seasoning blend, chile powder, paprika, mustard powder, and black pepper together in a bowl.

  • Trim chicken as needed. Coat all sides with the seasoning blend.

  • Place onion mixture in a slow cooker. Add chicken broth, juice and zest from the limes and orange, and garlic cloves. Place chicken on top. Cover and cook on Low until chicken is no longer pink inside and very tender, 4 to 6 hours.

Cook's Note:

Use any boneless cut of chicken you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

178 calories; protein 25.9g 52% DV; carbohydrates 8.1g 3% DV; fat 4.6g 7% DV; cholesterol 66.1mg 22% DV; sodium 824.7mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (4)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2019
It was awesome! Even with 3 1/2 lbs. of chicken breasts instead of 2 it was great. Read More

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/13/2019
Sorry but Carnitas is pork. car·ni·tas /?kär'ned?s/ Learn to pronounce noun (in Mexican cooking) braised or roasted pork served shredded in small pieces, often as a filling in tacos, burritos, etc. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
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Rating: 2 stars
08/13/2019
Sorry but Carnitas is pork. car·ni·tas /?kär'ned?s/ Learn to pronounce noun (in Mexican cooking) braised or roasted pork served shredded in small pieces, often as a filling in tacos, burritos, etc. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
07/16/2019
It was awesome! Even with 3 1/2 lbs. of chicken breasts instead of 2 it was great. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2020
Good! The name of this recipe is CHICKEN carnitas, so MOST of us understood that this was CHICKEN with a carnitas flavor! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2020
This recipe was easy and delicious! I wanted to try an alternative to pork, and the flavor was so tasty and comparable! Give it a try! I will absolutely make this easy slow-cooker recipe again Read More